Child Witnesses to Domestic Violence - Oregon
Circumstances That Constitute Witnessing
Citation: Rev. Stat. § 163.160
In criminal law: An assault is witnessed by a child under the following circumstances:
- When it is committed in the immediate presence of, or is witnessed by, the person's or the victim's minor child or stepchild or a minor child residing within the household of the person or victim
- If it is seen or directly perceived in any other manner by the child
Citation: Rev. Stat. § 163.160(3)(a)
Assault in the fourth degree is a class A misdemeanor, except when it is witnessed by the person's or the victim's minor child, when it is a class C felony.